Saturday, January 29, 2022

Family Medicine Physician Pay in the Southeast

The most current occupational employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) put the number of family medicine physicians employed in the United States at more than 98,000 as of May 2020.  More than 23,500 family medicine physicians were employed at that time in the twelve-state Southeast region of the country.  BLS data reveals the region to have much disparity in family physician pay.  Three states in the region ranked among the top third of all states for family medicine physician annual mean wages, while at the same time six other Southeastern states ranked among the bottom third of states on the same metric.  Overall, however, the region was a subpar one for family physician pay as the data showed about 69% of the region's practitioners lived in a state where the annual mean wage for family medicine physicians was below the national average.  A closer examination of May 2020 data from the BLS details the following about family medicine physician pay in the Southeast:

Family Medicine Physician Pay in the Southeast
Family Medicine Physician Pay in the Southeast

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AL 780 $227,770 13th
AR 1,360 $209,370 34th
FL 8,510 $204,390 40th
GA 1,780 $232,190 10th
KY 1,010 $180,700 48th
LA 360 $204,500 39th
MS 870 $208,610 35th
NC 1,360 $223,190 17th
SC 2,420 $216,590 25th
TN 1,010 $216,170 26th
VA 3,700 $207,450 36th
WV 390 $173,790 50th
U.S. 98,590 $214,370 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 12, 2021

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